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Palettes - Selective vs Universal

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:22 pm
by TaineGilliam
There are times it would be very handy to have the equivalent of the GrandMA universal Preset/Palettes. Currently in the Palette software palettes only are applied to the fixtures they were recorded for and most of the time this is perfect. There are other times - especially in situations where the rig will be changing, fixtures added... - it would be nice to have the "universal" palettes. That is to say a palette that could apply to all the selected fixtured even if only some of the current selection was included at the creation of the palette. The ACM should allow this to be even more powerful than the MA implementation. The Gel palettes pretty much work this way already.

I realize I can work around this with appropriate use of "Copy From" but ...

Taine

Re: Palettes - Selective vs Universal

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:48 am
by RobertBell
agree 100% (not much else to say - you hit the nail on the head :geek: )

Re: Palettes - Selective vs Universal

Posted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:28 pm
by TaineGilliam
How about one of those cute little "added" icons?

I found yet another job where fixtures kept and will keep getting added that makes it very annoying to always be updating color groups to include the new stuff.

Taine

Re: Palettes - Selective vs Universal

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:37 am
by JohnGrimshaw
I have been playing in the latest Beta build (10.3.41), and it seems to me that all we need to solve this is the ability to create the exact same "look type" as used to define the gel libraries. At the moment, if you view those Look Pages, and the items recorded in there, clearly they have been "hard coded" as a special Look Type.

If it were possible for a USER to create these "Universal Palette" types, then you would have your wish. It would be pretty simple to set up - something like:
- in any LOOK PAGE, set any specific "Type" to a new option "Universal Palette".
- record a single light to that look, and then as you use the Palette, everything else takes those values from the Pallete

You could record COLOUR values to get CMY (and the Colour bubble puts the first word in the name in the Colour bubble - just like the Gel does at the moment)
You could record position values, and lights will go to those values
Same applies to Shutter Values, gobos, Zoom, Edge... anything really.

Possible?

Re: Palettes - Selective vs Universal

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:24 pm
by TaineGilliam
Yep, much what I was thinking John. Except I think we want the "special" type to really be per look not always for an entire page. Maybe set a default for the page with an override per look - much like we do for which attributes now.

Taine

Re: Palettes - Selective vs Universal

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:25 pm
by JohnGrimshaw
Sorry if I was unclear, but that is what I meant - you change the "look type" of a specific look to "Universal Palette" - not the whole page.